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Pruitt Proposes Weakening EPA's Power Over Water Polluters

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) head Scott Pruitt on Wednesday proposed another way to weaken U.S. environmental regulations protecting the nation's waterways from pollution. In a memo dated June 26 but released June 27, Pruitt asked the EPA's Office of Water and Regional Administrators to draft a proposal that would restrict the agency's ability to revoke permits issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) allowing projects to dispose of dredged or fill material in rivers , streams and other waterways, The Hill reported . "Today, I am directing the Office of Water to take another step toward returning the agency to its core mission and providing regulatory certainty," Pruitt wrote in the full text of the memo. If the new proposal becomes policy, it would be the biggest change to how the EPA handles the dredging and filling of streams and waterways under the ...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-epa-water-regulations-258...

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